Energy from nuclear fusion is the result of the fusion...Read More
MRes - Fusion Fuel Cycle
Energy from nuclear fusion is the result of the fusion of light atoms such as the isotopes of hydrogen – deuterium (2H) and tritium (3H). The most favoured fusion reaction is the so-called D-T reaction which fuses 2H (D) and 3H (T) to produce 4He and a neutron (plus a staggering 17.6 MeV of kinetic energy). The D-D reaction fuses 2H and 2H atoms and releases 3.3/4.0 MeV, which although still remarkably high, is considerably less than the D-T reaction. We are very pleased to be able to offer an MRes studentship studying the fusion fuel-cycle.